Will Smith is in final talks to star in the con artist feature “Focus” at Warner Bros. Pictures.
“Crazy, Stupid, Love” helmers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are penning and directing the project about an inexperienced female con artist who teams up with a more seasoned male one.
Smith had been considering the film for some time, he has only now committed to join it.
Kristen Stewart was previously attached to co-star, but with Smith’s hiring she has now departed. It’s reported that the age difference between the two would be “too large a gap”.
At one time it was hoped ‘Love’ and “Gangster Squad” co-stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone would re-team for this. Ben Affleck also came close to starring at one point.
Denise DiNovi will produce.